Trisha Midgett and her team, (John Mills, Ashley King, Courtney Snearer and Michael Milteer), from the Rodanthe office of Midgett Realty and Drew Wright and his team, (Alex Wright, Betty Brickhouse and Deborah Beddingfield), from Citizens Bank in Southern Shores presented the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) with a check for $7,200 that they collectively raised in 2019.

At the end of 2017, HICF received an email from Drew Wright of Citizens Bank who wanted to give back to the community. He had shared his idea with Trisha and she recommended that donations be made to HICF. As an added bonus, Citizens Bank matches charitable donations their employees make up to $1,000 per year through their Citizens Helping Citizens initiative. By the beginning of 2018, HICF had been approved by Citizens Bank to receive matching gifts and Drew wrote “We will be making contributions on the behalf of Trisha Midgett. I work with Trisha and her clients often and have made it my goal for 2018 to make $100 contributions – $50 from myself or team and $50 matching from Citizens – to the charity of her choice for every closing we do with her going forward.” HICF was thrilled to receive $1,800 in 2018 from this partnership.

Trisha and Drew raised the bar for HICF in 2019 with more giving. For every closing they did together, Trisha and her team donated $100, Drew and his team donated $100, and Citizens Bank matched Drew’s contribution, resulting in a $300 donation to HICF per closing. Their generosity and goals of giving were also shared with the mortgagees and often we received an additional $100 from them.

Trisha and Drew’s efforts have made a significant positive impact for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and all those that come to us seeking assistance while battling cancer.